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Has your cat been neutered? My cat hasn't (he's an indoor cat and is afraid of outside :lol:) and he does that sometimes when he's in heat...Maybe he's in heat? lol I don't know

I agree with &rea....maybe your cat want some feline loving :sweatingbullets:

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Has your cat been neutered? My cat hasn't (he's an indoor cat and is afraid of outside :lol:) and he does that sometimes when he's in heat...Maybe he's in heat? lol I don't know

That actually occurred to me. We've had cats that we didn't get neutered before they first went into heat, and his behavior does seem similar. But he's neutered... And what's more, he's five years old already and he's never done this before. Why would it start so suddenly?

Maybe he's just weird. :ph34r:

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2. Give your dogs/cats baths ONCE a month (unless of course, it's covered in mud and dirty or a bad case of fleas.) Cats lick themselves somewhat clean anyway. Bathing your pets daily destroys their natural smell and develops bad skin for them. Unlike humans, pets don't get acne so relaaaaax.

Actually we should give dogs baths about once 1 week or 2. :P

Cus flees might get stuck on your dog's paws or tail when you walk them in the park.

That causes skin diseases and stuf like that.

So keep it clean.

But as for cats, I don't think cat owners need to give them baths.

It cleans itself. (correct me if I'm wrong. xD)

has anyone ever had a chinchilla? o_o

I have one!!! Actually I had 2.

But the male one died. :( It was my first chinchilla.

The other one then gave birth to 3 little chinchillas,

but 2 died before they were born

(the book says its normal for little chins to die in their mom's womb. weird, but yeah.)

and my dad gave the other one away.

I was sooo sad, cus it was so super cute. :(

But we have too many pets at home so yeah. :lol:

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Actually we should give dogs baths about once 1 week or 2. :P

Cus flees might get stuck on your dog's paws or tail when you walk them in the park.

That causes skin diseases and stuf like that.

So keep it clean.

But as for cats, I don't think cat owners need to give them baths.

It cleans itself. (correct me if I'm wrong. xD)

Of course you need to clean your pets. The reason you don't clean them often is to ensure they retain their natural smell as much as possible and not overload their coats with chemicals in the shampoo. Regular grooming is also advised. You don't give your dog a big bath everytime you find a flea in his paw - you remove it and clean his paw.

Cats clean themselves but they too need baths once a month. Their coats don't stay clean forever. They also need regular grooming, especially the long-haired ones.

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Have you ever tried giving a cat a bath?

Because if you had, chances are you would NOT be recommending sticking one in a tub of water once a month. :mellow:

*shudders*

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Have you ever tried giving a cat a bath?

Because if you had, chances are you would NOT be recommending sticking one in a tub of water once a month. :mellow:

*shudders*

Obviously. I have a three-year-old cat and I know how difficult it is to bathe him. Doesn't prevent me from doing it once a month.

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i have a question.

one of my friends, she's asian, is constantly feeding her dog human food, and almost no dog food. She feeds him ice cream, shrimp, rice lots of rice, bacon, chicken, beef and various other human foods. she hasn't fed him chocolate because i said that it could kill him, but she won't listen to me about the rest.

can anything happen to her dog because it does have diarehha (don't know how to spell it) all the time and other various problems?

please help me know???????????????/////

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It's ok to feed dog human food. I feed my dog rice and chiken, fish, meat,.ice cream. i haven't tried choclate cause I heard that chocolate could kill dog, it's not good. I think it's better to feed dog human food. Since the dog food recall, it's more safe to feed dog human food. Ya don't know what they put in dog food. I used to buy purina (beneful) for my dog and other brands. I was horified by the fact. You must see the video on CNN to see what they use to make dog food. They use death dog, death animal, anything.... and even poison used for rat :angry: . I think my dog is much happy now. Don't trust the dog food company. They just try to rip us off :angry:

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i have a question.

one of my friends, she's asian, is constantly feeding her dog human food, and almost no dog food. She feeds him ice cream, shrimp, rice lots of rice, bacon, chicken, beef and various other human foods. she hasn't fed him chocolate because i said that it could kill him, but she won't listen to me about the rest.

can anything happen to her dog because it does have diarehha (don't know how to spell it) all the time and other various problems?

please help me know???????????????/////

If her dog already has various health problems, then your friend should take her pet to the vet immediately. I believe that Mythoona has already posted a list of human food that is not suitable for pets, and I'm surprised that the dog's health problems haven't alerted your friend that something is seriously wrong with her pet.

The vet will probably put the dog on a special diet after what your friend has done. Animals are different from humans and need to be cared for properly and responsibly.

http://www.vetspecialists.co.uk/06_Animal_.../Diarrhoea.html

http://www.isabellevets.co.uk/health_advic...iarrhoeadog.htm

http://www.petalia.com.au/templates/StoryT...fm?Story_No=164

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How do you shower birds? We spray them with the little squeezy squirt things

^well it seems like you are close.

Im getting this info from my vet assistant course packet....

Birds, as well as cats, instinctively groom themselves. Placing a small dish of water in a bird cage will usually encourage a bird to bathe itself. Birds have a high body temp and are vulnerable to respiratory ailments, so the bird cage should be kept in a warm room without drafts.

If a bird doesn't bathe itself even when it has access to water, you can further encourage it by taking a small sprinkling can or watering bulb and sprinkling warm water over the bird. It doesnt take much sprinkling for the bird to begin grooming itself. The purpose isn't for you to give the bird a shower, but to encourage its own natural behavior.

^and that is for a small birds.....if you have a larger bird like a parrot etc....i could give you a easy procedure for bathing it.

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Birds have a high body temp and are vulnerable to respiratory ailments, so the bird cage should be kept in a warm room without drafts.

Oh my gosh... my mom moved the bird cage from the warm living room out to the freezing cold sunroom!!! I told my mom that the birds would get cold but she said they have feathers, so they should get used to "living naturally" like the birds outside... but I see them shivering all the time.. poor birds!!! O_O

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Oh my gosh... my mom moved the bird cage from the warm living room out to the freezing cold sunroom!!! I told my mom that the birds would get cold but she said they have feathers, so they should get used to "living naturally" like the birds outside... but I see them shivering all the time.. poor birds!!! O_O

:sweatingbullets: lol i don't know how the birds live out there, but whenever its cold out... there are maybe a few to none chirping birds out. I dunno.......you should tell your mom this, because these are captive birds/pets...and well its you all responsibility to take care of them. I guess if she doesn't change her mind...atleast your birds have each other. *group hugz*

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If her dog already has various health problems, then your friend should take her pet to the vet immediately. I believe that Mythoona has already posted a list of human food that is not suitable for pets, and I'm surprised that the dog's health problems haven't alerted your friend that something is seriously wrong with her pet.

The vet will probably put the dog on a special diet after what your friend has done. Animals are different from humans and need to be cared for properly and responsibly.

http://www.vetspecialists.co.uk/06_Animal_.../Diarrhoea.html

http://www.isabellevets.co.uk/health_advic...iarrhoeadog.htm

http://www.petalia.com.au/templates/StoryT...fm?Story_No=164

One problem though. NO matter what i say she will never take her dog to the vet. She and her mom are not those types of people who do that kind of thing. It was me that informed them that their dog was sick and they just disregarded it. i have many pets myself, and know all sorts of things, but she wouldn't listen. So it would be useless to suggest that.

I will look for the list Mythoona has posted and check it with what she feeds her dog. I don't know much about dogs, cats i know a lot about, but all i know is that i was told to never feed dogs human food for it can make them sick...

so iduno, i'll look into it.

Thank you!

8-)

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my bunny died this morning...TT__TT

i don't even know why.. my grandma just woke me up a while ago and she said it died... T.T but last night, he was not his usual self.. i opened his cage and usually when i do that, he runs right outside. but last night he didn't run out until i called him. and he wasn't running around or eating his food like he used to... i was going to take him to the vet today, but.... he's gone...T.T i had him for a little over a year (1 year and 4 days to be exact) so i'm guessing he's almost 2 years old... but why'd he die? aren't rabbits supposed to live for 5 years or so? gah. i'm so depressed... no one would be chasing me around the house from now on...T.T

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my bunny died this morning...TT__TT

i don't even know why.. my grandma just woke me up a while ago and she said it died... T.T but last night, he was not his usual self.. i opened his cage and usually when i do that, he runs right outside. but last night he didn't run out until i called him. and he wasn't running around or eating his food like he used to... i was going to take him to the vet today, but.... he's gone...T.T i had him for a little over a year (1 year and 4 days to be exact) so i'm guessing he's almost 2 years old... but why'd he die? aren't rabbits supposed to live for 5 years or so? gah. i'm so depressed... no one would be chasing me around the house from now on...T.T

Aww, my condolences go out to you...I don't know what I would do if my cat died...I'd be crushed...But anyway, don't dwell on how or why he died, just remember the good memories you had with him =)

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First I'd like to say I love this thread. Oh thank you thank you thank you.

Yesterday I was really really depressed because I thought my beautiful cat was going to die since he kept having diarrhea mixed

with fresh blood. I was really scared at the sight. I was completely helpless. Plus he stopped eating and playing like the life went out of him. So I stayed up all night last night and was really distressed.

I didn't know what was wrong so I wanted to ask someone on soompi but I didn't know where to post it and didn't want to post it somewhere I'm not suppose to. I'm still not exactly sure why he was bleeding and having diarrhea but I have some guesses and I'm trying to do different things to see if he gets better. If someone has any idea, please help. Currently he still has diarrhea and I'm suppose to get some medicine but I don't understand how the medicine will help his bleeding?

Is it still okay to spay/neuter your cat/dog even if they're over a year old?

And how much does the operations cost usually?

I had to neuter my cat and it was just a few months over a year old and I asked the vet if it was bad and if it was painful for the cat and the vet said it's always best to get your pet neutered early, they heal faster and recover more quickly than when they're older. Although the vet said that my cat would experience the pain and being more traumatized, I know that cats have good "childhood" memories so they remember alot of smells, sounds etc that were familiar when they were younger so I thought then maybe they'd remember more if I would have had my cat neutered when he was a kitten?

I got him neutered at a non profit organization affiliated with Cornell University so it was inexpensive but the overnight stay cost made it come out to around $100 but the neutering itself was around $40-$45. Before finding this place, I called all the area vet clinics, animal hospitals and shelters that perform those surgeries. The rates really fluctuated with each place. Some places require you to keep it over night. Some places also charged a little more based on age and much less if it was newly bought kitten.

my bunny died this morning...TT__TT

i don't even know why.. my grandma just woke me up a while ago and she said it died... T.T but last night, he was not his usual self.. i opened his cage and usually when i do that, he runs right outside. but last night he didn't run out until i called him. and he wasn't running around or eating his food like he used to... i was going to take him to the vet today, but.... he's gone...T.T i had him for a little over a year (1 year and 4 days to be exact) so i'm guessing he's almost 2 years old... but why'd he die? aren't rabbits supposed to live for 5 years or so? gah. i'm so depressed... no one would be chasing me around the house from now on...T.T

^ I had a hamster and bunnies and hamsters can use the same bedding. But someone at the pet shop recommended a "natural" one and I was sold at "natural" and after 8 months my hamster died from respiratory problems because the small lungs of hamsters cause complications and I should have seen the first sign which was diarrhea and it kept trying to escape out of the tank at night but I thought it was normal nocturnal behavior. It was my favorite. I didn't know hamsters could die from the bedding. The vet had said the cedar bedding can be overwhelming and too strong for young hamsters. Some adult hamsters are ok with the cedar bedding.

In the past week, another company has recalled their products because they found traces of salmonella in the treats. The parent company is called 8 in 1. They recalled the Dingo brand Chicken Jerky Treats I had these treats and it made my cat throw up and so I had to take him to the vet . I thought the name of the treats were really cool and my cat's never had jerky so I thought it'd really be a treat. Well the company reps agreed to cover the vet bills so if you've had problems with any of the recalled foods you should take him to the vet and call the company. You need to have the vet fill out forms as to what they think the cause of the symptoms and conditions of your pet was.

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One problem though. NO matter what i say she will never take her dog to the vet. She and her mom are not those types of people who do that kind of thing. It was me that informed them that their dog was sick and they just disregarded it. i have many pets myself, and know all sorts of things, but she wouldn't listen. So it would be useless to suggest that.

I will look for the list Mythoona has posted and check it with what she feeds her dog. I don't know much about dogs, cats i know a lot about, but all i know is that i was told to never feed dogs human food for it can make them sick...

so iduno, i'll look into it.

Thank you!

8-)

If she's so irresponsible as to not take her dog to the vet when it clearly requires medical treatment, then she has no business taking care of an animal. Can you take it to the vet instead? It's quite obvious the dog needs medical attention.

First I'd like to say I love this thread. Oh thank you thank you thank you.

Yesterday I was really really depressed because I thought my beautiful cat was going to die since he kept having diarrhea mixed

with fresh blood. I was really scared at the sight. I was completely helpless. Plus he stopped eating and playing like the life went out of him. So I stayed up all night last night and was really distressed.

I didn't know what was wrong so I wanted to ask someone on soompi but I didn't know where to post it and didn't want to post it somewhere I'm not suppose to. I'm still not exactly sure why he was bleeding and having diarrhea but I have some guesses and I'm trying to do different things to see if he gets better. If someone has any idea, please help. Currently he still has diarrhea and I'm suppose to get some medicine but I don't understand how the medicine will help his bleeding?

You should take your cat to the vet. Diarrhoea can be caused by several reasons, but you won't know until the vet examines your cat to find out what has happened. Since your cat has not been behaving as per normal, it seems the diarrhoea is distressing him and upsetting his system. Please take him to the vet.

http://www.fabcats.org/diarrhoea.html

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One problem though. NO matter what i say she will never take her dog to the vet. She and her mom are not those types of people who do that kind of thing. It was me that informed them that their dog was sick and they just disregarded it. i have many pets myself, and know all sorts of things, but she wouldn't listen. So it would be useless to suggest that.

I will look for the list Mythoona has posted and check it with what she feeds her dog. I don't know much about dogs, cats i know a lot about, but all i know is that i was told to never feed dogs human food for it can make them sick...

so iduno, i'll look into it.

Thank you!

8-)

argh, that's horrible. i agree with Aziraphale, maybe YOU should try take it to the vet instead.

i've actually got a little behaviour problem with my dog atm. she's 3 and we've had her since she was a puppy... thing is, for the past week or so, she's been pooping EVERYWHERE. literally everywhere. and it's not the diarrhoea, but like... she just doesn't do her business where she normally would (on her grass patch) she's never ever done this so i find it really weird. anyone else had this happen?

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argh, that's horrible. i agree with Aziraphale, maybe YOU should try take it to the vet instead.

i've actually got a little behaviour problem with my dog atm. she's 3 and we've had her since she was a puppy... thing is, for the past week or so, she's been pooping EVERYWHERE. literally everywhere. and it's not the diarrhoea, but like... she just doesn't do her business where she normally would (on her grass patch) she's never ever done this so i find it really weird. anyone else had this happen?

She might feel angry or nervous about something. Has their been some type of change where you live? Besides that you should call the Vet (the sooner the better) and report whats going on, her pooping everywhere is not good for her health and the people you live with.

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